Spring in New York City's Jefferson Market Garden and Washington Square Park
One of my favorite times of the year in New York City is spring, especially the period from the middle of April to the middle of May. The weather is quite pleasant, warm without being hot and humid like in the summer months. The city looks beautiful with flowers sprouting everywhere, trees blooming with gorgeous flowers of various shades of white and pink. It's a remarkable feast for the eyes. Parks, squares and gardens are truly beautiful with splendor of spring blooms.
My husband and I love to spend our free time in Greenwich Village where many of our favorite restaurants are.
It's nice to stop at Washington Square Park to relax on a bench for a little bit of people watching.
I am obsessed with Pomeranian and Italian Greyhound dogs so we take every chance to check the park's run for small dogs in hopes of seeing these dogs. Seeing a Shiba Inu puppy made my day! Across from the run there is a boules (pétanque) pitch where we sometimes watch people playing.
Among the first to bloom in the park are small crocus flowers that cover the ground like a colorful carpet.
Daffodils never fail to make me feel more cheerful!
Bright tulips are the next ones to bloom.
These burgundy tulips caught my eye with their unusual striking color.
Once the cherry trees start blooming, Washington Square Park becomes even more beautiful.
All around the village, yellow daffodils provide joyful bursts of color. I cannot help but smile taking in their beauty.
One of our finds in the city is the small but mighty Jefferson Market Garden.
Every year it showcases spring flowers in a spectacular manner. The garden is like a small jewel right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Greenwich village. It's not only beautiful in spring but has much to offer in summer as well.
Delightful spring flowers weave through the garden.
There are a few benches for rest.
Yellow tulips have such a happy sunny color!
Grape hyacinth pair well with tulips.
These tulips have such vibrant red color!
As an artist I appreciate perfect color complementaries like these yellow tarda tulips and purple grape hyacinths. The color schemes in the whole garden are wonderful!
Almost every step of the way there is something that takes your breath away with color and beauty like these striped tulips!
Growing up in Russia I wasn't familiar with many trees that are common here and catch my eye every spring like star magnolias and crab apple trees.
One of my favorite spring blooming trees is Eastern Redbud. I love it's elongated shapes and magenta colored flowers.
This Greenstreets spot on the corner of 6th Avenue, West Houston and Bedford streets is tiny but doesn't lack in stunning color!
Beautiful blooming flowers and trees can be found not only in parks and gardens but throughout New York City in spring. It's so pleasant to walk around and enjoy all this dazzle of spring hues.
Being an artist I find spring colors truly inspiring. Spring blossoms found their way to some of my paintings like these:
Spring Siren, oil on canvas 11" x 14"
Spring Beauty, oil on cradled panel 16" x 16"
Cup, Apple and Flowers, oil on canvas 12" x 16"
The following abstract paintings were inspired by colors of spring as well:
Abstract Painting 120819, acrylics on canvas 18" x 24"
Abstract Painting 171016, oil on canvas 20" x 16"
Another Time, oil on canvas 28" x 22"
Abstract Painting 170831, oil on canvas 20" x 20"